The Great Escape

Grounded in a near-century-old legacy, this is a whole new escape from the commonplace. (Re)built by the Idaho Aviation Foundation to be a beautiful, nonprofit public resource in the great outdoors, Big Creek Lodge opens up an off-the-grid backcountry experience unlike anything else out there. Make your getaway.

Thanks to our wonderful guests for a fantastic 2023 season!

2024 Season

OPENING DATE MAY 25TH, 2024

NOW HIRING

Big Creek Lodge is Hiring for 2024!

If you would enjoy living off the grid and working in a beautiful backcountry lodge for the summer, this could be the job for you. Couples or singles welcome to apply. Full season employment preferred but monthly terms can be negotiated.

On site room and board are provided. Duties include typical hotel/restaurant hospitality industry jobs including: Housekeeping, kitchen help, waiting tables, guest interaction and, if needed, light maintenance.

Contact Jim Davies at  [email protected] or Sally Molitor at   [email protected] with resume and a personal letter for information and consideration.

 

 

Wildest dreams.

An ideal wilderness hideaway—beautifully constructed with wood floors, large wrap-around windows, and eight bunk beds—the Kif Brown Yurt at Big Creek opens up a more independent approach to outdoor adventures here.


Book the Yurt »

Paradise, found.

Big Creek Lodge recently rose again in the breathtaking backcountry of Idaho after a devastating fire. Both old school and all new, it combines the charm of a classic mountain retreat with the appeal of modern amenities.


Book the Lodge »
 

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

– Edward Abbey
 
fishing at Big Creek Lodge

The Activities

This is where wanderlust takes off. Full of transporting possibilities, set out on a big adventure right outside your door. And take a walk (or ride) on the wild side.
Get out there »

The Area

Big Creek lies on the lip of a vast 2.4 million acres of untamed land called the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. By and large, it's pretty epic out here.

Explore more »
Big Creek National Forest Service sign
Big Creek Lodge food

The Menu

It's not only a feast for the eyes up here. It's actually quite a feast. Focused on healthy, filling cuisine to fit backcountry tastes, our menu changes often depending on what's in season and inspiring us.
Eat, drink, be merry »

The History

The original Big Creek Hotel attracted generations to this outdoor wonderland. Until a fire burned this piece of Idaho history to the ground. Many thought this unforgettable destination was lost to the past. Until we gave it a new future.

Back in the day »
Big Creek Lodge 1936
[instagram-feed]

News & Happenings

SNOW STORM!!! I'm feeling my minority status when it comes to loving snow! Sure, I don't like driving in it, or the way a winter storm rearranges your dance card. But I will always go back to that feeling when I was a kid...snow days, sledding, skating, river walking, snow mobiling....The snow draped on the evergreens is an unmatched beauty. Even the cold wind....listening to it from the comfort of a warm blanket, a warm fire, with a hot mug in your hand- downright romantic! It's a gift of Mother Nature's. Take the day off. Shelter in place while I lay down a layer of white, blow it all around and work magic in the eco- system. Feel free to play in it, dig in it, move it around and then tomorrow you can resume your regularly scheduled life activities.As i watch the snow accumulate here in Wisconsin, I found some writings from the early Big Creek settlers this morning, and it never ceases to amaze me, their hardiness. A winter in Big Creek is on my bucket list! I'm also pondering the upcoming season, the old friends, the new faces, a few new menu items and since I'm staying in today, a few new songs to work on. So much to look forward to! And a quick Happy Birthday shout-out to Jim Davies, (president of the IAF)... A debt of gratBig Creek Lodge Idahowho love Big Creek Lodge Idaho ...💝 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Something about the first snowfall of the season vibrates the heartstrings in me! It will come and go for a bit like a restless child who's not quite ready for bed. But then it will finally overtake the sun's ability to melt it and the peaceful blanket of white will envelope her for her winter hibernation. May the aviators and locals keep an eye on her til she awakens again in spring! 💖( Thank you, Carrie Ellie, for taking the hike I would if I were there to get this spectacular photo!) ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

Sign Up for News Updates



    Follow Us